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Where to place "Thank You" in end of email?

I keep getting differing opinions on this. I usually close my emails as follows: ... <end of body>. Thank You. Sincerely, <designation> However, I was told by quite a few peers that ...
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Can you say "I had a several email conversations with her?"

I am trying to say I had talked to her through email several times. Which is the correct way of saying it? "I had several email conversations with her" or "conversation"? "I ...
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Dear Concern or Concerned

It is very common in my country for people to start their emails with the salutation "Dear Concern". Should not it be "Dear Concerned" ?
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can I say "I hope you find this email well" as a greeting?

I heard that we can use "Hope this email finds you well."... But, can I say "I hope you find this email well" as a greeting? I know it has a different meaning, but still, can I say ...
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Is "happy with ..." formal?

Can I use the following sentence in an email? Is "happy with" formal? if not what are the alternative phrases? "My supervisor is happy with the attached version of the contract" ...
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What is the correct way of asking your professor if we are still having a meeting?

We had meetings every week on the same day before fall break. I am not sure if it's the same thing after the break as well. Is this the right way to ask the professor if we are still having a meeting? ...
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Is "good job" a suitable phrase for communicating with your boss?

I just finished a task with my boss‘s support. And in the summary email, I said "I believe we've done a good job already.", with the final file. I also said "Please let me know if you ...
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Which words could be used in accounting or bookkeeping email addresses?

I need to select all the accounting or bookkeeping email addresses out of a big list. According to the task, the ones that contain the words "sales" or "production" are not ...
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Writing an out of office message: correct use of numerical dates, specifying a return date

In an out of office email message I am trying to express that I will be on vacation from 03 January 2021 through 28 January 2022 and, given that the last day is a Friday, I also want to add a return ...
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Translation for "Wir freuen uns auf Sie!" - Is "We are looking forward to you" formal and friendly enough? [closed]

I need to write an email which my company sends out automatically. The goal is to remind users to log in to our online platform. The tone should be formal but also friendly. In German the equivalent ...
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when writing an email, can we write "Refer to your queries, please find the details below..."

"Refer to your queries, please find the details below..." Can we start the email saying "Refer to your queries.." or "Refer to the payment terms, your payment is due" ? ...
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Is it okay to use "Thank you" in both body and closing of an email?

I want to send this email. Hi xxx, It is duly noted. Thank you. Thank you, xxx Is this correct? Is it okay to use thank you twice like that?
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Email greetings: hi <name> vs dear <name> vs hi dear <name>

I am not sure what is the right way to be a bit informal in an email. When students call a professor or a staff by the first name, I believe greetings in an email can be a bit casual. I believe the ...
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How to express "you are unavailable" for few days

When you are going on a holiday and want to update your students - Is this a correct English to message - Just a Note : I won't be available for next 2 days Is there any better/eloquent way to ...
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"the article is" or "the article looks": which one is correct and formal? [closed]

I was writing a Thank You email and I am confused with my grammar of the sentences Thanks. The article is perfect now or, Thanks. The article looks perfect now or, Thanks. The articles is great ...
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Email formal way to express that you are ready to share information [duplicate]

I am requested some explanations on some topic in professional email exchanges, and I don't know if I can end the mail with : "Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information". ...
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How to formally say looking forward and keep me updated in email

I emailed the repepient if they can call me. And received email from the recipient saying that their place is closed till February due to covid. But they has forwarded my request letter to higher ...
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Uses of PLEASE with COULD in formal email/conversation

Should we use 'please' in formal emails/conversation? Example: Could you please provide your views on this PPT? 'Could' here is stating request and we are also using please for the same. Is it ...
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Does "Bests" mean "Best regards" in emails?

One of my colleagues (not a native English speaker) always ends his emails like this: Bests Mike I guess he means Best regards with Bests. Could someone help explain?
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Polite way to ask salary

I'd like to know what is the most polite way to ask a university director/coordinator in a email how much is the stipend/salary of a graduate program. Thank you very much!
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"Please be careful about what you said"

I have a rude student who wrote me a rude email with full sentence in capital. And she said to me that I am trying to challenge her because I did not extend the homework time for her (20 students do ...
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Is "team e-mail" an idiomatic expression in native English?

Just as the title already suggests, could you please tell me if "team email" is something that natives actually use, especially in business environment? The specific context: What is meant ...
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"I need more info on this. What is the agenda of the meeting? What do we want to achieve from having this meeting?"

I was invited to join a meeting and I needed more info about it. I also would like to know the agenda and the expected outcome from the meeting. I replied the email with something like below I need ...
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Synonym for "for the time being"

I'm writing an email and I want to ask them (Career Development Office) if there are any volunteering opportunities for the time being. But, the way I wrote it in the actual message doesn't really ...
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"Will be xxx- ing" or Will xxx"

I wish to write an email about a decision taken in a meeting. Of the below options, which is the correct sentence to put in the email? It was agreed that XYZ team will conduct a monthly review ...
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Doubt in the sentence "I promise I will live up to your expectations and even exceed those." [closed]

I'm writing an email to my Professor, who supervised my MSc degree research project. I am requesting him to give me a PhD project. I am thinking to add the sentence mentioned below, in the email: &...
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Will you greet your close friend 'Hi there'?

I thought 'Hi there' was only used to greet people who you didn't know their names, such as you write a complaint letter to customer service. So I feel a little bit awkward when I received messages ...
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How to inform the link of a scheduled online meeting in formal emails?

I am writing a formal email to someone to send him the link of a scheduled online meeting. I have already acknowledged him before about the meeting. I can not figure out the most appropriate and ...
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How to address multiple peoples in email?

Which is the correct way to address multiple recipients in email? I am not the manager of recipents but the receipents are combination of either both being managers (not necessarily my manager of my ...
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Sharing contact number in Email

I would like to share my Mobile number with Client through email. The same number is my WhatsApp number. Please help me to correct the below sentence to write with correct grammar and as well as a ...
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How to ask for apologies when you have already sent an email by not pressing the reply to all feature?

Three days ago I replied to an email that I was in BCC list by pressing only reply to feature.Now I realized that I haven't pressed the reply to all feature,that I was supposed to do so. Now I ...
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A query about closing line in mails

I generally use this sentence at the end my email before signature: 'Please let me know in case of any queries.' Is this phrase correct to use for closing a mail?
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How to reply a "Happy New Year" email?

This is the quote from the email I receive after New Year. "I would like to wish you a good 2020. I hope you had a good Christmas and New Year’s eve." What is the best and formal way to reply to ...
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Inform about or inform regarding

Which one is more appropriate while professional emailing: I have informed the referees about the letters or I have informed the referees regarding the letters.
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Formal way to say "by now"

What would be a more formal way to say something like The data has all been processed by now, so there's no need for further action in an email? I'm worried that "by now" might sound a little ...
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Why do many native speakers say "It is not polite to say 'Thank you in advance'"?

Let say, in a letter, we want someone do something for us in the future. We know that now that action hasn't happened yet. At the end of the letter, we say "Thank you in advance!". Why do many ...
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Say "See you tomorrow" in email for an phone interview

I was writting an email to decide the time for a quick phone interview with a recruiter, and say, it is decided to be 3pm this Friday. I hesitate about whether I can write "See you this Friday" at the ...
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Thank you email at office [closed]

Could you give me better phrases than this? The situation is that you took 1week leave for vacation and want to say thanks to coworkers. " title: Thank you Thank you so much for your assistance ...
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How to politely ask a person to be ready with the information they need to start? [closed]

I'm managing 2 teams A & B. Team A has dependency on Team B. My intent is to ask Team A to be prepared with what information they need from Team B. I'm struggling to put this on an email. Below is ...
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What to write in mail if someone asking to reply to confirm [closed]

what to send in reply if someone asking to reply the mail to confirm As discussed, Please find the details below and kindly confirm your presence by replying to this email. I am thinking that it ...
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Any suggestion for a better email subject?

My senior asked me to send her an email as soon as I got to the office and just before I leave the office so she can keep track on my hours. Is there any good suggestions for email subjects for those ...
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Reply to Merry Christmas wishes

I have received an email with wishes for Merry Christmas and other information from my employer. I want to know if it is correct to respond in this way: Thank you for the information, Merry ...
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What is the antonym (opposite) of “email”?

What is the antonym (opposite) of “email” to refer clearly to "traditional mail" and not to email?
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How to address a person, whose gender is unknown, in the email body?

I usually start with 'Dear Sir/Madam' in emails when I don't know the gender of the recipient. However, when I have to reply, it seems awkward to use 'sir/madam'. Unfortunately, I am unfamiliar with ...
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"Via a phone call" or "with a phone call"?

In an email signature I have Please keep in mind that scheduling is best done via a phone call or would it be better to write “with a phone call”? Customers want to use email to schedule ...
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What should be the subject line to use in an email asking to join a research lab?

I'm interested in joining one of the research labs in my university and I would like to arrange a meeting with a professor or visit his lab office to discuss if I could join his lab. But I do not know ...
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how to write Humble reminder email

how to ask sorry for the late reminder in official email Ex: I'm sorry for sending you a late remainder Is this correct or not
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Appropriate title/subject when writing to someone who got injured in a car accident

Recently a professor in my department got injured in a car accident and I want to write him a sympathy email. However, I don't know how to choose the title/subject for the email. Can I simply write "...
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"I would be very happy if I could have..." Is this natural sentence with manners?

I would be very happy if I could have such an opportunity to see you in person, so please let me know whenever (if?) you will have a chance to visit this area. Is this natural sentence with manners? ...
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I'm writing to inform vs I'm writing the letter to inform

I'm writing to inform you about ... I'm writing the letter to inform you about ... A friend of mine says that the former option is right when the second one is kind of tautology and unnecessary ...